Established trees throughout the project area have been removed to create space for new road lanes, the underpass and associated infrastructure. The project team has worked hard to minimise tree removal, and removed trees were only done where absolutely necessary. Some tree materials including branches, nuts and mulch have been donated to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation and the City of Armadale for re-use.
A Native Vegetation Clearing Permit has been issued by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, which the Public Transport Authority is required to comply with.
Noise, vibration and light
Noise mitigation measures will be in place during the works, as well as considered in the final design based on acoustic sound modelling outcomes to minimise impacts to nearby residents.
Lighting of the new shared path will be directed away from residential properties as much as possible and will be assessed during the final design stages.
No registered Aboriginal Heritage Sites are identified within, or in close proximity to the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal site. A heritage survey and Aboriginal consultation was undertaken to identify the heritage value of the land required for the underpass and surrounding area. Specialist Aboriginal monitoring personnel will be engaged during the excavation of the underpass to further ensure there are no heritage sites or artefacts located within these areas.